Alleged Carjacker Arrested After String of Crashes Along Pacific Coast Highway

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    A man was arrested after allegedly going on a crime spree that included breaking into home and carjacking along the Pacific Coast Highway. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. from the Pacific Palisades on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug. 11, 2014)

    A man who allegedly carjacked several people, all with a box cutter, was arrested Monday after a string of crashes along the Pacific Coast Highway.

    The suspect, described only as a man in his 40s, entered an elderly woman's home in the 16800 block of Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades around 8 a.m.

    The woman's daughter told NBC4 the man put on the woman's clothes and cut his hair in her sink before he allegedly pulled out a knife and demanded that the woman drive him to Beverly Hills.

    As the woman was driving the man, she purposely crashed her car to get away, police said. She did not suffer any injuries.

    String of Home Invasions, Carjacking and Crashes End in Arrest

    [LA] String of Home Invasions, Carjacking and Crashes End in Arrest
    Police arrested a person after he allegedly stole several vehicles and crashed into parked cars in the Pacific Palisades area Monday. Ted Chen reports live for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, August 11, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug. 11, 2014)

    The man left the scene of PCH and John Tyler Drive and allegedly carjacked another victim. While driving away, the man struck four parked cars before allegedly going to another residence with two women inside and stealing a white Lexus. 

    Police were able to take the man into custody after he crashed the Lexus into another vehicle.

    The man was taken to a hospital. Two others were also injured in the crashes.

    One of the victims in the incident was a teacher, officials at Pacific  Palisades High School confirmed.

    Aerial footage showed at least two vehicles were involved in one of the crashes -- a white Lexus SUV and a dark sedan. At least seven law enforcement patrol vehicles were on scene at PCH and Malibu Canyon Road.


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